Last Saturday on my husband’s birthday, he drove me to Dallas for a book signing at the Half Price Books Flagship store. Now normally, he’d have been at work, so this was a work and birthday sacrifice. He’s a very good guy.
I couldn’t have gone without him driving me. Since then I’ve actually driven a bit on some back roads, but even now I’m nowhere near ready for a drive to Dallas.
Not to mention that this Half Price Book Store is ginormous! 55,000 square feet! I wish I’d gotten a picture. While I used my walker, we also took the lighter weight wheel chair that requires someone to push it. A good thing. There’s no way I could’ve made it just with the walker to the room they had us set up in or to the restroom clean on the other side of the building and back without Bob’s pushing me. Did I say this store was huge?
The book signing was set up by Cheryl Letsch and her partner JoAnna Grace of Y R & PR company.They manage my FB author page and my newsletter and keep this blog updated. Very good people. Here’s their web site for my author friends. http://www.yandrpr.com/
It was nice to meet others they represent. I’d never gotten around to doing a book signing for my 4th book, ACT OF TRUST, Book 2 Second Chances Series. While I still need to do that here in Fort Worth, this kind of jump-started my planning for the next event.
Bob & me Friend Dede, Our Daughter Kathryn, Granddaughter Lilly.
It should’ve happened in the spring or at least this summer. But you know what happened to the spring—getting our house ready to sell and selling it & finishing up the redo on the lakehouse. I couldn’t wrap my head around anything else. Then, this summer, we’ve spent dealing with my broken ankle and torn ligament.
Daughter Laura, Granddaughter Sarah, SIL Kevin, Kat’s son Nelson.
Thank God for physical therapists as I wrote last week. Real miracle workers. I’m walking with a cane and actually drove to PT Wednesday afternoon!
Now, I’m fine-tuning THE THEATRE, which I only pulled out the last couple of weeks to work on so I can send it off my editor. I’d like to get it released this fall sometime. Maybe I can set up the book signing for ACT OF TRUST in September and then get THE THEATRE released in late October with a book signing for November.
Wow! I’ve got a lot to do! One of the things I learned from the author sitting next to me, Barbara Devlin, a historical writer who has sold a gazillion books is that I need to work more on the business of writing.
Check her out. Here’s her web site. http://barbaradevlin.com/
So that’s my goal for the rest of the year. Work, work, work. I fear I’ve gotten spoiled by this time when I couldn’t physically do stuff (like writing or finishing up the house. Reading bunches of books straight through has been delicious and is addictive! I think you can get tired of eating ice cream if you eat too much. I’m not sure I’ve gotten tired of reading all these lovely romantic suspense authors. I’ll be telling you about some of them in future posts.
We did celebrate Bob’s BD that evening with friends and family at Lucile’s in Fort Worth as the pics above attest. These pictures were supplied by my friend Julie Miers. Her husband Gene is my accountant and was the model for the accountant in VERMONT ESCAPE.
Do you like attending book signings? Or do you only read e-books, so the “real” book isn’t important for you? For those of you in the DFW Metroplex, have you ever gone to the Flagship store for Half Price Books in Dallas? For those of you away, do you have a Half Price Books in your area? Love to hear from you.
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